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Houston Astros hold mock funeral for glove of Carlos Beltran

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 15:23:17-04

Carlos Beltran hasn't used his glove in a game in more than two months.

So Monday, the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off.

The Astros all wore black shirts to mark the occasion except for Brian McCann, who donned a black robe to officiate the service.

As McCann spoke, the players formed a semi-circle around him and knelt as the glove was placed in a shoe box and three faux tombstones that read "R.I.P." were placed around it.

Beltran has played 77 times this season, all but nine as a designated hitter. He hasn't been on the field since May 16 in Miami.